Notre Dame (9) vs Louisville
Monday, September 2 nd, 8:00 PM in Cardinal Stadium
Swinging Johnson: This week Doug Upstone and leave our college football picks on the Monday night match between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals and then that I will deviate from our regularly scheduled program of NFL debate to dip our toes into uncharted waters.
It will almost certainly be the first and only time this year we do this, as the last week of exhibition NFL soccer is somewhat lackluster compared to some regular-season game of NCAA football featuring one of the greatest teams in the nation, plus a legendary football program to boot, Notre Dame.
Without further ado, let us begin the debate after my friend Doug Upstone got the better of me last week with a wager about the Steelers while the Titans were endorsed by me. Weve been placing wins back and on so it appears like it is my turn for the gold wreath, as I will accompany the squares laying the lumber that is heavy on a public road favorite and endorse the Irish.
After reviewing the school football odds nearly six days prior to this Monday night affair, I see that the lineup has spiked a half-point about the preferred, starting at Notre Dame -19 1/2 to where its presently offered at a solid -20 round the board whatsoever the very best online sportsbooks.
Doug, I enjoy the Irish but you are currently leaning in this season-opening clash on the Cardinals. Apart from the place, why is it that you believe Louisville can hang with the boys from South Bend?
Doug Upstone: YesSwinger, a convincing win and IMO, said a great deal about the direction of both the Steelers and Titans. Let us move to soccer, where the games count and will our records with this one.
Remember those Thursday night matches Louisville utilized to perform against opponents? They more than held their engineered and own upsets. These were fun games and the Cardinals were an exciting golf club.
But such as the former Papa Johns Stadium as well as its fake (in real life) proprietor, Louisville football last year was worse than the usual three-day-old pizza.
Scott Satterfield are out to change the civilization and win games and worked miracles in Appalachian State. This wont happen right away as the ability level is down from theVille. Yet this is a huge moment for Louisville, a team which has the chance.
I have read where the Cards trainers have sped up the slow mechanisms of QB Jawon Pass (good name for a QB) and I like Hassan Hall since the lead running back. Than having a ticket for the Colts at OVER 9 the protection, well, that makes me more nervous. You have up your Irish, please dont forget.
Swinging Johnson: The Cardinals wont be doing much as the Notre Dame defense will keep them comfortable in their nest, flying into this game. Scott Satterfield is now in the big leagues and he has a group coming off of a dismal record last year where they went winless. This rebuild is comparable to carrying a hot air balloon and seeking to turn it in an F-22 Raptor.
While this may eventually occur, the issue is that Louisville is confronting a team which made it into the CFP this past year and possessed only one of the stingiest defenses in all of college football, devoting only 17.2 points over the regular season and going a perfect 12-0 till they met Clemson from the CFP semifinals. The offense clicked on all cylinders also, averaging 33 points per game over.
My issue is, just how will be a quarterback like Pass whos slow to release, designed to obtain any traction against a swarming Irish shield? Particularly when hes working with an offensive strategy and a trainer?
Please, Doug, rescue me I am lost! I find no way, shape or form where Louisville is going to be able to keep up with the Golden Domers and I am desperate to the ancestral wisdom and handicapping experience that is prodigious!
Doug Upstone: Well, Swinger, Im pleased to see in your last sentence you are coming on to the bright side of sports betting, or you are just being the exact same shrewd a** you are. Ill let the SBR readers that are currently making that is decided on by college football selections. I am the first to understand Louisville was 1-11 ATS, although not just 2-10 and fully pumped last year.
Just like he gave up on the Atlanta Falcons, However, that team COMPLETELY gave up on coach Bobby Petrino. A trainer brings a new mindset and his team will be sold by Satterfield on building a statement this being a match. Louisville does need to trust they will not be taken by the Irish for granted and never have a lot of fight.
Lets also think about, Brian Kelly with gold and all the blue is ATS as a road favorite, and a mere 7-9-1 ATS if dishing out more or 20 digits. That defense you said might improve as the season progresses but replacing five starters, if you dont/cant recruit like Clemson or even Bama, it is going to take time.
I was becoming a bit facetious because although youve got an impressive handicapping restart, you miss the mark from time to time. And in this case, because Louisville could be greater but I would submit that they could be trained with a Rhesus monkey and improve upon their record rendered by an inept coach like Petrino, you happen to be shooting blanks.
I know that placing nearly 3 touchdowns on the street is square biz for sure along with Joe Q. Public never got rich by gambling the heavy road chalk, but sometimes the general public is right, and also in this instance they certainly are. Until when we get down on our NFL Game of the Week next week, let us see what happens on Monday night once the Irish come ready to squint at Louisville.
Free College Football Pick: Swinging Johnson — Notre Dame -20 (-110)
Free College Football Pick: Doug Upstone — Louisville +20 (-110)
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